is a Core Sound 17 designed by Graham Byrnes of B&B
Yacht Designs and built by Ray Frechette of Great
Falls Boat Works. The Core Sound 17 was designed for inland
and coastal camp cruising. The CS 17 has a surprising turn
of speed given its small size. As a result it makes a great
race boat for RAID style races such as the WaterTribe
Everglades Challenge and the Shipyard
School RAID. In 2006 Graham won the Everglades Challenge
in a CS 17 setting a new course record by approximately 24
was named in honor of Captain Bracegirdle's ship (Horatio
Hornblower lore) which was run aground on the coast of France.
Unlike the fictional Grasshopper, this one is designed and
built with beaching in mind making it a great coastal and
lake exploration boat.